Frame Latch Removal/replacement
Posted 13 August 2005 - 04:52 AM
I have some excess play in the frame latch on my Savage M1928. How do I get it out? I'm planning on having a new one made since I can't seem to find an original. Thanks.
Posted 13 August 2005 - 05:45 AM
I have always had luck with a large paperclip shoved in the tiny hole in the top.-adlake
Posted 13 August 2005 - 06:17 AM
The usual parts suppliers (see FAQ) have had the latch in the past. Usual price is $5 or so. New spring about $1.50.
In any case, there is often a bit of wear at the notch in the frame so if one has a new latch made, the latch is often very slightly over sized to take up some of the wear.
Posted 13 August 2005 - 05:30 PM
Posted 14 August 2005 - 12:23 PM
A paper clip did the trick, a friend is in the process of making a new and slightly oversized one so I can file/sand it down to make a perfect fit. Thanks for your inputs!
Posted 15 August 2005 - 11:22 PM